BAE Systems Wins $31m Iraq Deal to Refurbish APCs

BAE Systems in partnership with the Anniston Army Depot (ANAD) are refurbishing 440 M113A2 armored personnel carriers for Iraq through a foreign military sales contract worth more than $31 million.

“The M113 refurbishment will give the Iraqi Army a capability which is relevant to a variety of threat environments,” said Joe McCarthy, vice president and general manager of Combat Vehicles at BAE Systems. “We have been exporting and doing upgrade work on M113s for decades. This new work builds upon our great partnership with Anniston Army Depot.”

The refurbishment of the M113 vehicles includes replacing old and damaged equipment with updated components and restoring the vehicles to fully mission capable condition. Work on the M113 refurbishment will be completed by April 2012 and is being performed at the company’s Anniston, Alabama facility by the existing workforce. ANAD is assisting with part of the refurbishment work.

“BAE Systems and Anniston Army Depot have the longest standing Public Private Partnership in the Army,” said U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-AL), “I’m proud of the work that both do and in this tough economy, it’s great to see the leaders of industry and the Army continue to partner and keep our military strong while providing the resources necessary for both the warfighters and our allies to help defend our freedoms.”

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